Policy Analysis on Pakistan

What's ailing Pakistan's local democracy, and how can we fix it?

Punjab's 2015 local elections had a high turnout, indicating that citizens are invested in democracy. But the democratic process in Pakistan still suffers from structural weaknesses that undermine its ability to represent voters and deliver services. In a new blog post, researchers share their observations from a recent study on union councils in Punjab's Sargodha district about the institutional barriers to successful local democracy and the actions needed to fix them.

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In Pakistan, policy decisions and public discourse are often uninformed by available research. The Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) bridges this gap by communicating cutting-edge, evidence-based research on development issues in Pakistan to an audience of policymakers, students, the media and the wider public. With support from the International Growth Centre (IGC), CDPR disseminates policy briefs, hosts events, engages with the media and produces digital content to make topics in development research such as economic growth, energy, education, health and governance intelligible to both decision makers and the public.
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